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China’s One Belt One Road Initiative on tax and customs

In September and October 2013, the Chinese President Xi Jinping had brought up two strategic initiatives which are jointly known as the “One Belt One Road” Initiative[1] (OBOR), respectively the New Silk Road Economic Road (SREB) and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR). These two projects are considered a re-establishment of the historical trade …

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Bad-faith Trademark Registration in China

For international companies that wish to bring their products to the Chinese market or manufacture their products in China, appropriate protection of trademarks is very important to avoid the risk of trademarks being misused or infringed by someone else. However, European businesses using trademarks written in Latin characters, do not immediately have sufficient protection for their trademarks written …

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Judicial Interpretation on the China’s Establishment of the Specialized IPR Courts

On 3 November 2014, China’s Supreme Court issued a judicial interpretation on the establishment of three specialized IPR courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. According to the deputy chief judge of the intellectual property tribunal under the Supreme Court, the IPR court in Beijing will start to operate before 10 November 2014 and the other …

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China’s Decision on Establishing IPR Specialized Courts

On August 31, 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China issued the Decision on the Establishment of Intellectual Property Rights Courts (IPR Courts) in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-08/31/c_133609565.htm). According to the Press Conference of the Higher People’s Court of Beijing, the Beijing specialized IP Court plans to be fully established …

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